Ambassadogs: Graffiti Walls

This year the Ambassadog program has gotten some exciting upgrades!!

My Wet Nose Ambassadogs are year-long brand reps for my business and they get one heck of a fun experience out of it! Each pup is treated to their own complimentary portrait session, along with a bunch of awesome perks.

One of the best new perks is that we all meet up for several group photo sessions at fun and unique locations during our year together. This gives the dogs an opportunity to play together, it allows the owners to get to know each other, and it's great for us all to just spend some time together and create more portraits!

For our first group session we visited the graffiti walls that I love in Dartmouth. Three of my Ambassadogs joined me for this session: Dante, Haven, and Ember! It was great practice for them to explore a new location, work on their sit/stays, and have fun being silly together. Dante and Ember (Frenchie and Mini Aussie) became best buds right away and zoomed around the grassy area. Haven the Sheltie is a bit more reserved, but we got her running soon, too.

At one point a train came by, about 30 feet from where we were, so all the pups practiced their sits and waited for it to pass. Two people walked by us and one remarked, "This must be an obedience, class, is it?"

I told her, "Nope, it's a photo shoot!" and she was impressed at how good they all were. That always makes pup parents so proud to hear.

And now for the best part... here are my favourite images from this group session!

Roller Derby ... Dogs!

I'm part of an amazing roller derby league in Halifax (not an active skater right now, but it will happen again!) and I've been wanting to photograph some of the skaters with their dogs. I finally organized it this month and we went to a fantastic spot with graffiti walls. I'm thrilled with all of these portraits!

The difference in all of these dogs is so cool to see - big dogs, small dogs, confident dogs, older dogs... they're all so different and special. I know we have so few photos of us with our dogs (we're always just photographing the dogs). So I'm happy to be able to to provide these photos of pups and their people enjoying their time together.

If you've been wanting a few more portraits of you and your dog together, reach out and let's make some plans! My sessions are focused on the dog for the most part, but I'm always happy to include you with the pups for a few special photos.

Don't these pups just melt your heart?

When was the last time you got a photo of yourself and your dog together?

Graffiti Pups

I'm thrilled to say that my idea for a Graffiti Pups series has officially begun! I love the look of photographing a dog with a unique and bright graffiti wall as the the background. I want to photograph as many pups as I can with our local Halifax/Dartmouth graffiti. I've already booked a few full sessions for dogs whose "pawrents" want that look for their wall art, and I'm going to be offering a Limited Edition session for graffiti portraits as well! Stay tuned for that announcement on Facebook and Instagram so you can get one of the few coveted spots available!

Images like this are best displayed on one of our unique metal prints. These prints have the option of a glossy or matte finish and are printed directly on a sheet of metal. They're mounted to your wall with round metal posts and they stand off the wall a few inches. They have a very urban and modern look to them, which is perfect for homes with this style of decor! They're definitely a conversation starter and they'll get everyone talking about your gorgeous pup. Check out this blog post to see what the metal prints look like!

And just to get you even more excited, here are a few awesome graffiti pups who've already had their turn in the spotlight!